The “Free 2 Be Me” singer introduced the information on Monday, only one week after Web page Six reported that Richard, 51, was in crucial situation following a coronary heart assault and stroke.
“After the ordeal along with his coronary heart and stent being put in, now Richard has been identified with colon most cancers and he has begun chemotherapy,” Patricia mentioned in an announcement.
“With all our mixed well being illnesses, please preserve our total household in your prayers,” she added, referring to a interval final yr when she suffered a collection of well being issues that made her really feel like her “entire physique died.”
After rising from a medically induced coma in June 2019, Patricia revealed she suffered cardiac arrest and was identified with pneumonia, pancreatitis and an an infection that unfold to her lungs.
The couple, who’re estranged however nonetheless residing collectively, share two youngsters: son Addison and 14-year-old daughter Anna.
Patricia made headlines in 2012 when she was arrested and charged with youngster endangerment for allegedly bringing Anna, then 5 years outdated, right into a tanning mattress in Nutley, New Jersey.